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Lying

Lying-الكذب

1. Lying destroys the one who accompanies it and saves the one who eschews it.

1ـ اَلْكِذْبُ يُرْدي مُصاحِبَهُ، ويُنْجي مُجانِبَهُ.

2. Lying is [a cause of] disgrace in this world and [leads one to] hellfire in the Hereafter.

2ـ اَلْكِذْبُ فِي العاجِلَةِ عارٌ وفِي الآ جِلَةِ عَذابُ النّارِ.

3. The most repulsive quality is dishonesty.

3ـ أقْبَحُ الخَلائِقِ اَلْكِذْبُ.

4. Lying is treachery.

4ـ اَلْكِذْبُ خِيانَةٌ.

5. Lying makes one fall [into destruction].

5ـ اَلْكِذْبُ يُرْدي.

6. Lying is the enemy of truthfulness.

6ـ اَلْكِذْبُ عَدُوُّ الصِّدْقِ.

7. Dishonesty is a disgraceful flaw.

7ـ اَلْكِذْبُ عَيْبٌ فاضِحٌ.

8. Lying is alien to [and incompatible with] faith.

8ـ اَلْكِذْبُ مُجانِبُ الإيمانِ.

9. Lying is disgrace and treachery (and regret).

9ـ اَلْكِذْبُ مَهانَةٌ وخِيانَةٌ (وَنَدامَةٌ).

10. Lying degrades a person.

10ـ اَلْكِذْبُ يُزْري بِالإنْسانِ.

11. Lying leads to slander.

11ـ اَلْكِذْبُ يُوجِبُ الوَقِيعَةَ.

12. Lying tarnishes one’s character.

12ـ اَلْكِذْبُ شَيْنُ الأخْلاقِ.

13. Lying corrupts everything.

13ـ اَلْكِذْبُ فَسادُ كُلِّ شَي ْء.

14. Lying destroys you even if you are [apparently made] safe by it.

14ـ اَلْكِذْبُ يُرْدِيكَ وإنْ أمِنْتَهُ.

15. The ugliest thing is falsehood.

15ـ أقْبَحُ شَيْء ألإفْكُ.

16. Lying leads to hypocrisy.

16ـ اَلْكِذْبُ يُؤَدّي إلَى النِّفاقِ.

17. Lying is the disgrace of the tongue.

17ـ اَلْكِذْبُ شَيْنُ اللِّسانِ.

18. Lying and treachery are not from the qualities of the honourable.

18ـ اَلْكِذْبُ والخِيانَةُ لَيْسا مِنْ أخْلاقِ الكِرامِ.

19. Lying is the deviation of speech from the divine order [of creation].

19ـ اَلْكِذْبُ زَوالُ المَنْطِقِ عنِ الوَضْعِ الإلهِيِّ.

20. It is through lying that the hypocrites adorn themselves.

20ـ بِالكِذْبِ يَتَزَيَّنُ أهْلُ النِّفاقِ.

21. How evil a speech lying is!

21ـ بِئْسَ المَنْطِقُ الكِذْبُ.

22. The fruit of lying is disgrace in this world and chastisement in the Hereafter.

22ـ ثَمَرَةُ الكِذْبِ المَهانَةُ فِي الدُّنْيا والعَذابُ فِي الآخِرَةِ.

23. Eschew lying for indeed it alienates one from faith.

23ـ جانِبُوا الكِذْبَ فَإنَّهُ مُجانِبُ الإيمانِ.

24. The sickness of dishonesty is the worst sickness and the lapse of the cautious one is the gravest lapse.

24ـ عِلَّةُ الكِذْبِ شَرُّ عِلَّة، وزَلَّةُ المُتَوَقِّي أشَدُّ زَلَّة.

25. The consequence of lying is rebuke and regret.

25ـ عاقِبَةُ الكِذْبِ مَلامَةٌ وَنَدامَةٌ.

26. Lying is the corruption of [one’s] prestige.

26ـ فَسادُ البَهاءِ الكِذْبُ.

27. And [Allah has ordered the] abandoning of lying as a means of honouring the truth.

27ـ وتَرْكَ الكِذْبِ تَشْريفاً لِلصِّدْقِ.

28. A person may lie about himself regarding that which he did not do when he is faced with severe tribulation.

28ـ قَدْ يَكْذِبُ الرَّجُلُ عَلى نَفْسِهِ عِنْدَ شِدَّةِ البَلاءِ بِما لَمْ يَفْعَلْهُ.

29. Excessive lying leads to slander.

29ـ كَثْرَةُ الكِذْبِ تُوجِبُ الوَقيعَةَ.

30. Excessive lying takes away a person’s prestige.

30ـ كَثْرَةُ كِذْبِ المَرْءِ تُذْهِبُ بَهائَهُ.

31. Excessive lying corrupts the religion and increases the [burden of] sin.

31ـ كَثْرَةُ الكِذْبِ تُفْسِدُ الدّينَ، وتُعْظِمُ الوِزْرَ.

32. Telling lies is not from the moral teachings of Islam.

32ـ لَيْسَ الكِذْبُ مِنْ خَلائِقِ الإسْلامِ.

33. How repulsive is dishonesty by1 the people of virtue!

33ـ ما أقْبَحَ الكِذْبَ بِذَوِى الفَضْلِ.

34. The spoiler of knowledge is dishonesty and the spoiler of seriousness is idle play.

34ـ نَـكَدُ العِلْمِ الكِذْبُ، ونَكَدُ الجِدِّ اللَّعْبُ.

35. Lying and magnanimity don’t go together.

35ـ لايَجْتَمِعُ الكِذْبُ والمُرُوَّةُ.

36. There is no trait more repulsive than lying.

36ـ لاشيمَةَ أقْبَحُ مِنَ الكِذْبِ.

37. The most prevalent thing [among the people] is lying and treachery.

37ـ أكْثَرُ شَيْء اَلكِذْبُ والخِيانَةُ.

  • 1. Or: ...dishonesty to the people of virtue.